Gentle readers and Dear Friends thank you again - I seem to say that a lot, but I do appreciate your stopping by and taking time to leave comments and send emails. It makes writing Blacksheep Bits much more fun and interactive - more friendly instead of the feeling that I am writing to the ether gray world of the Internet. The week has wound down from a couple of really lovely days - Tuesday and Wednesday - to last night when the fogged rolled in light a freight train covering the city in a damp cold fog. We are supposed to be getting thunderstorms here this weekend - which doesn't sound too unusual except we do not get thunder and lighting here in the Bay area except on very rare occasions. So, if we do get some "thunderstorms" I will be mighty surprised!!
The Blog this week will wrap up on a super high note - I did a private exchange with Charity - from "Lover of Cross Stitch" - we kept to the HOE theme of Fall Pyn Keepe. Yesterday I got her wonderful package. I have some snaperoos.....
Here is the lovely Pyn Keepe she made me - notice the detail buttons and little crystal beads.
The Pyn keep came in a super box she made also - with my initials stitched on top - and inside the box.....
....where some lovely stitching things - a length of ribbon, some great Fall fabric, skeins of great Fall coloured DMC, quite a few decorative bobbins - and the inside lid has a beautiful ribbon rosette attached to it!! What a super special exchange I received!!! Thank you so very much Charity!!!!!! It is beautiful and so perfect for this time of year!!!
At the moment I am reading a Biography of Judy Holliday - and am up to her life as it changed with her getting the part of Billie Dawn in the Play "Born Yesterday." When Columbia, run by the nasty Harry Cohn bought the property for $1 Million bucks he didn't event think of her playing the part. He saw Rita Hayworth in the role and she would have gotten it had she not run off an married Prince Aly Khan. Even then he didn't want Judy to play the part - so her "audition" and to see how she looked in film was to play another part, Doris Attinger, in another film - "Adams Rib" - 1949 - with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
So, I watched this film last night - I hadn't seen it in a long time and was pleasantly surprised - very polished and wonderfully acted - I do love the Tracy/Hepburn films. Judy was of course charming and just great. The fear was she wouldn't translate very well to film from the stage - how wrong he was!! Both "Adam's Rib" and "Born Yesterday" are on DVD so if you've not seen them or not seen them in long time check the out, both funny as a crutch - AND - Judy went on to win the 1950 Best Actress Oscar for her protral of Billie Dawn!!
There you go sports fans - another week another Post - Do stop buy again!! Have great weekend -